John Stafford is travelling home one night when he is caught speeding by two police officers. The situation is tense, and as the police taunt John beyond endurance, he shoots them both dead. Shortly after fleeing the scene, John discovers that his ...
wife has left him. Determined to escape from his now shattered life, John obtains a false passport and sets off to join the Rhodesian Army. First though, to stop unwanted questions being asked, he has to convince everyone that he is dead. From the frying pan, he leaps into the fire of the Rhodesian bush-war and finds himself caught up in the bitter struggle for freedom and survival.